When I posted my best of skincare products of 2018 and I promised a makeup edit next! I’m here to deliver! These products are a mix of new releases and old faithful that work best on dark skin tones.
This year I saw so many makeup launches! A lot of diverse and inclusive shades than ever but there were still a few brands still coming out with them nonsense shades lol. This post isn’t about the new makeup launches but all the makeup products that I have loved this year and what works best for my skintone. These are a mix of new launches and old products I love!
I am a primer baby! I never start my makeup without a primer and this year I started multi priming (using 2-3 diff primers), I have loved Makeup Forever Radiant Caramel Primer. It helps to colour correct and adds a glow to the skin. I can use it alone or under makeup. It’s also the perfect primer for multi priming. It’s not the one for smoothing pores etc but if you want a subtle glow and colour correcting pick this up! The Estee Lauder Illuminating Primer & Finisher is another good illuminating primer! It pairs well with the Double Wear foundation and other foundations. It extends wear time of a foundation and helps to smooth the skin. I can’t get away with this alone but it great under makeup! From the drugstore, Makeup Revolution Amazing Primer is the best! It smoothes the skin, fills pores and extends foundation wear!
Pixi Glow mist is my bae! I really love this setting spray and repurchased it! if you want the ultimate dewy finish this is your pick!
The pinnacle of makeup! This year I started my Foundation of the month series which allowed me to really put my foundations to the test! Check out my reviews of all the foundations I have used from Jan to November! December’s review will be coming soon! Out of the foundations I used, NARS Naturally Radiant was amazing. This was one of the new releases from NARS this year. Check out the review here. I also loved The Ordinary High Coverage Foundation, this £5 foundation honestly rivals the luxury brands. Becca’s Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème was another favourite! I tried for the first time the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and I was BLOWN AWAY! I stayed away from it for so long because its full coverage & matte but using illuminators allowed me to enjoy the foundation! I get the hype and I have purchased the full size, scheduled for wear next year!
Concealers & Colour Correctors
So I have tried a few concealers this year, the Sephora Bright Future Concealer stood out the most. I have been wanting it since I went to LA in 2016 and I missed the chance of getting it! I also tried the Maybelline Fit me concealer and it’s a good drugstore concealer! Makeup Revolution Define & Conceal concealer is another amazing full coverage matte concealer. For colour correctors I have only used the L.A Girl Orange colour corrector and it’s pretty amazing.
This year I have really come to love liquid illuminators! They have allowed me to branch out and use matte foundations as well as allowing me to fall more in love with dewy makeup! I love the Gosh Lumi drops in Bronze which adds a lovely dewy finish to foundation without being too shimmery. I also love the new release from Sleek Makeup this year, the highlighting elixir drops in Sunlit. It is a dark gold and adds a beautiful illuminating finish to makeup! I have combined these with dewy foundations too and they don’t make it OTT but added to matte foundations really gives you the best of both worlds
ColourPop Bits & Pieces Bronzer is the perfect warm shade for my skin tone. I have been on the hunt for a bronzer so I am very happy to have tried this. Juvia’s place Sahara Blush Vol I is the best blush palette for us brown beauties. They are so pigmented and blend so easily on the skin. The shades are so pretty on dark skin. I finally got my hands on Colourpop Avalon super shock highlighter– amazing! Fenty Hustla baby is another fav of mine this year!
I love the L’Oréal False Lash X Fiber Mascara it adds length and volume and really gives a false lash effect. I also liked the Benefit they’re real primer. This has a brown tint and often times I would use this alone when I wanted a natural look to my lashes. I also loved this for my lower lashes. It’s honestly really good
So folks these are the makeup products I have been loving all year! let me know what your favourite makeup items are!